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Remembering Judy Resnik

Judith Resnik had the right stuff. On June 28, 1978, Resnik was selected as part of the first female astronaut class to feature women. This historic class cohort had one fewer member than the Mercury Seven, but equaled their pioneering spirit. NASA astronaut Judith Resnik Resnik was the second American female astronaut in space, following […]

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Three Astronaut Facts about Dr. Rhea Seddon

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for a new set of Three Astronaut Facts. This week, we’ll highlight Dr. Rhea Seddon, another astronaut who will be appearing as part of our Thought Leader Series June 28. This event, featuring fellow 1978 astronaut classmates Shannon Lucid and Dr. Anna Fisher, sold out in the first day […]

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Three Astronaut Facts about Dr. Shannon Lucid

One of the new features on our site will be a weekly post discussing astronauts and things you may not know about them. Our first spotlight falls on Dr. Shannon Lucid, who will be appearing as part of our Thought Leader Series June 28. This event, featuring Lucid and fellow 1978 astronaut classmates Dr. Rhea […]

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Stephen Hawking’s genius

Imagine a muscle cramp. It starts small and grows into a fire, coursing through your leg, your arm, your neck, disappearing in 30 seconds. Imagine that fire engulfing your body for 55 years. Imagine that pain, that disease stealing your mobility, your voice, your ability to breathe. Stephen Hawking changed the way we view the […]

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A new Expedition to ISS

NASA’s next mission leaves for the International Space Station on June 6. Who are the astronauts going up to ISS? What will they do there? Let’s break down Expedition 57. Who’s the crew? Joining NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold and Commander Drew Feustel on ISS is Serena Aunon-Chancellor. Expedition 56-57 crew member Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA […]

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